Mrs. Kinslow's 1st Grade ELA Class

Welcome to Our Class Site

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year! I am so excited to be your student's first grade ELA teacher. Please use this website to be kept up to date on important events, homework, reminders and to see what we are learning in class each week. If you have any questions or would like to communicate with me, please reach out to me via email ( or message me via REMIND.

Mrs. Kinslow

It is not too late to join - registration will open for the month of November on Monday, October 15.

I will be teaching an after school enrichment this year. It will be American Sign Language for Children. This will be for Kinder & First Grade on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:15pm. It will be a lot of fun for children to immerse themselves in Sign Language through dancing and music - which they love to do! Please email me or REMIND me if you have any questions about the program. You may register for this enrichment and other enrichments online at the ACSW store.

Week at a Glance

Monday - Haunted House Tickets go on sale $2

Tuesday - P.E. Uniform Day

Wednesday - $1 Sweets & Treats Sale

Thursday - Agenda Behavior Log Updates.

Friday - FIU Day - Wear FIU colors/attire and jeans. Homework is Due, Reading Test, Vocabulary Quiz, Grammar Test and Spelling Quiz. $1 Jean Day.

Home Learning

Parents - You may keep the Practice Book at home and send in entire week's homework on Friday, ripped out of the book and stapled/clipped.

Monday - Practice Book Pages 62, Complete One Activity of Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe

Tuesday - Practice Book Pages 65-67, Complete One Activity of Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe

Wednesday - Pg 68, Complete One Activity of Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe

Thursday - Review for Spelling Quiz and Vocabulary Quiz

Friday - Complete 45 minutes of iReady before Sunday & enjoy your weekend!

*Remember that we are having a year long MyOn competition!


In Class Weekly Learning

Spelling words (for quiz on Friday): bus, bug, tub, stuff, cup, fun, drum, mud, duck, snug

Vocabulary Words (for quiz on Friday) - shelter, material, collapsed, furious, refused

Word of the Week - deny (AM Class Extra Credit)

STEM Word of the Week - persist (AM Class Extra Credit)

Phonic Skill - short u

High Frequency Words (students should be able to recognize and use these words) - could, live, one, then, three

Comprehension Strategy - Make and Confirm Predictions

Comprehension Skill - Characters, Setting, Events

Reading Genre - Fantasy

Writing Genre - Organization

Grammar - Singular and Plural Nouns and Apostrophe with Contractions

October Dates to Remember

October 19 - FIU Shirt or Yellow/Blue with Jeans & School President/Vice President Elections

October 20 - FIU Family Night Football

October 22-26 - Red Ribbon Week

October 24 - UNITED DAY - Against Bullying Day

October 26 - No School, Teacher Planning Day

October 29th - Last Day for Haunted House Tickets

October 30 - 3Rs Assembly Tiger Store

October 31 - HALLOWEEN -Trunk or Treat, Character Parade, Haunted House


  • Please send $1 with students on Jean Day if you did not pay the bundle.
  • Please keep the Practice Books at home and send in entire week's homework on Friday.
  • We are a peanut free school, please do not pack anything containing peanuts in your child's lunches.
  • Please make sure you are reviewing the vocabulary words with students at home.